Court: Turkey wrong to seize prisoner’s draft novel

Judges awarded €1,500 to applicant Resul Sarıgül after ruling that the decision by Turkish prison authorities to seize his handwritten novel had no legal basis and breached his right to freedom of expression.

Court: “Lack of commitment” in Romania to tackle domestic violence

The issue is highlighted in the court’s ruling in the case Bălșan v. Romania (application no. 49645/09).

Anti-racism experts publish new reports on Denmark and Serbia

Two new reports on the fight against racism and discrimination in Denmark and Serbia show mixed results in both countries.

Podcast: Growing up gay – Girl A’s story

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

To mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), this podcast features an interview with ‘Girl A,’ about what it is like to grow up gay in a small town in Europe.

Thorbjørn Jagland: “Member states have an obligation to protect LGBTI people”

“Discrimination and violence against LGBTI people is the worst kind of populism,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today, ahead of 17 May International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).